Archive of ‘Eat & Drink’ category

Serve It :: Cranberry Bruschetta Appetizer

Having an impressive (but simple) holiday appetizer recipe in your arsenal is sort of like having a super power. It might not be the same as x-ray vision, but I think it could come in handy just the same.

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If you’re looking for a festive and flavorful appetizer to serve this holiday season, this is it! This twist on bruschetta has all the bright flavors of the season and looks beautiful too. (more…)

Sip It :: Cinna-Gin Holiday Cocktail

Looking for a fresh and unique holiday cocktail? Well, this apple sider based recipe is just your ticket. It’s like a grown up version of apple cider. With a touch of cinnamon and a splash of gin –you’ll love it!

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This recipe would be great to serve at a holiday party. I’ve never made a cinnamon cocktail before but this one has just the right amount of spice. I love how it pairs well with the crisp apple sider.

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I think “Cinna-Gin” is the perfect name for this drink! (more…)

Sip It :: Spicy Tomato Martini


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You know what I love more than a great cocktail? A great cocktail that is SIMPLE to make. No one wants to play bartender and have to craft overly-complicated cocktails. Keeping your recipes simple means you’ll have more time to spend with the friends and family that you’re hosting.

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This spicy tomato martini is packed with flavor, interesting to serve to family and friends while entertaining, and honestly … really easy to make. Make it for a special occasion or even just because –it’s a recipe you’ll want to make more than once! With just three ingredients, you’ll be whipping these up in no time. I love how they taste like a dirty martini (my favorite go-to cocktail) but with a twist. (more…)

Serve It :: Mini Cheese Balls

Looking for a new holiday recipe? These mini cheese balls make the perfect appetizer. The play on the traditional cheese ball will have your guests thinking you are the most clever hostess in town.

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You’ll want to keep this recipe on hand because it’s really simple to make and is so creative and tasty that people will be asking you to make it again –trust me! (more…)

Serve It :: Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Let’s face it, we’re crazy for all-things-pumpkin this time of year. I know I am! So, when Cold Stone reached out about their new Pumpkin Pie in the Sky™ ice cream, I practically ran to try it. I mean pie turned into ice cream? I’m in.

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This ice cream packs a delicious punch –featuring pumpkin ice cream, graham cracker pie crust, whipped topping and caramel. It’s all the flavors of a pumpkin pie, plus more. And you guys, I could have eaten the ENTIRE carton.

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Try adding in ice cream to your Thanksgiving dessert menu and watch the smiles pop up on your family’s faces. Serve alongside your favorite slice of pie or in these chocolate-dipped waffle bowls. (more…)

Tailgating At Home :: Pizza + Pumpkin Shandy

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Two things are true this time of year in my household: we watch a lot of football and we always seem to have a house full of family and friends. I love that entertaining on game day has a much more relaxed vibe which means it’s the perfect opportunity to keep things simple. No need to fuss in the kitchen or plan a ton of appetizers. Simply bake your favorite frozen pizzas and serve up a beer cocktail –you’ll make everyone happy!

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Last weekend we had a few friends over to watch the game and I served up this pumpkin shandy beer cocktail (recipe below). It was really delicious and easy enough for guests to whip up themselves. This means more relaxing for the hostess and more time to visit with friends while we watched the game. (more…)

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